Dr. Lurline Whittaker

Dr. Lurline Whittaker, Interim Chairperson Family and Consumer Sciences
Title: 
Chair and Associate Professor (Interim)
Office Location: 
Jenkins Building - Quad
Phone: 
443-885-3949
Email: 
lurline.whittaker@morgan.edu
Education:

PhD - Home Economics Education; Pennsylvania State University

MPH - Public Health, School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University

M.S. - Home Economics (Nutrition Education) - University of Illinois Campaign, Illinois

B.S. - Food Administration. Tuskegce University - Alabama

Education:

PhD - Home Economics Education; Pennsylvania State University

MPH - Public Health, School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University

M.S. - Home Economics (Nutrition Education) - University of Illinois Campaign, Illinois

B.S. - Food Administration. Tuskegce University - Alabama

Dr. Lurline V. Whittaker is an Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Education (formerly Home Economics). She eamed her PhD from Pennsylvania State University, her MPH from The School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, her M.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, and her B.S. from Tuskegee University.


Her publications include a monograph and a number of articles in textbooks and professional journals. She is the author of The Fundamentals of Contemporary Nutrition, published by McGraw-Hill College Custom Series. Dr. Whittaker is a certified nutritionist and dietitian and served as a nutrition consultant at Head Start Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Her current research focuses on Assessing Nutrition Outcomes: Evaluating the
Eating Behaviors in Head Start Children and Families Using the Child Outcome Planning Assessment (COPA). She also examines effective techniques to educate parents/children that positively impact Body Mass Index scores and health outcomes, through a series of targeted and sustained interventions. She has received awards for her scholarship including National Institutes of Health and Faculty development Award from Morgan State
University.

Dr. Whittaker is a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Issues that improve health and the health care system in the areas of obesity by addressing the rate of obesity in U.S. adults and children
  • Promoting policies to ensure that programs and practices are disseminated to improve the health and well-being of the disadvantaged among low-income groups
  • Mentoring undergraduate majors in Family and Consumer Sciences

Courses Taught:
Orientation to Family and Consumer Sciences, Exit Seminar (capstone projects in Family and Consumer Sciences, undergraduate research)